About the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

The URM program serves unaccompanied refugee youth with financial support and comprehensive services to assist in their resettlement and adjustment to their new culture, provide for them while they pursue educational goals, and prepare them for eventual independence. Services are tailored to the needs of refugee youth, blending their cultural identity with their new American environment. Our refugee youths receive the same child welfare benefits and services as other foster children in the state of Massachusetts, including:

  • Indirect financial support for housing, food, clothing and other necessities
  • Educational support
  • Intensive case management services
  • 24 hour emergency on-call support
  • Assistance adjusting immigration status
  • Health, mental health and legal services
  • Cultural and recreational activities
  • Mentoring and life skills training

Contact Us

Phone: 781.790.8019
Fax: 781.373.9157

Visit Us

230 Second Ave, Suite 125
Waltham, MA 02451 | MAP

11 Shattuck Street
Worcester, MA 01605 | MAP